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Top 7 hazards in film and TV production

We explore common hazards found on film and TV sets and discuss measures that can be taken to mitigate them effectively.

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5 steps to creating a film production risk assessment

Learn how a risk assessment for film production is created using the 5-step methodology of identify, assess, control, record and review.

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GFS Risk certified by global anti-bribery, TRACE International

GFS Risk has obtained TRACE International’s certification following TRACE International completing a due diligence on GFS Risk’s business and practices.

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Time to update your COVID-19 risk management

With the extension of the joint entertainment union COVID-19 protocols until September 2022, and as emerging sub-variants continue to gain traction, it is a timely opportunity to review and update your own protocols and risk management planning.

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GFS acquires rights for Ewan Wilson’s bestseller Dogfight

GFS is pleased to announce it has acquired the rights to take Ewan Wilson’s bestselling autobiographical book Dogfight: The Inside Story of the Kiwi Airlines Collapse to the screen.

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GFS hires seasoned General Counsel to support expansion

Global film risk management and production services company GFS has hired former Goodman Fielder lawyer Simon Smith as its new General Counsel. The appointment comes as the firm expands its service offering to its portfolio of industry-leading clients.

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What is risk management for film productions?

Risk management is the process of reducing risks to an acceptable level. Risk management for film production deals specifically with the unique risks of production, prep, and wrap activities on set or location.

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What is a risk assessment in filmmaking?

A risk assessment is the starting point for managing the health and safety, security, and medical risks inherent in filmmaking. They are used to prioritize control measures that reduce the likelihood and consequence of negative outcomes occurring on a film production.

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Dealing with Delta

Director of East Coast Operations Jamieson Shea explains how productions are adapting to the latest challenge in the Covid-19 pandemic, the highly transmissible Delta variant.

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Covid-19 officers: Who are they and what do they do?

This week our director of East Coast operations, Jamieson Shea, is back to discuss the new and important roles of productions' Covid-19 health safety officers, including what it takes to become one.

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Vaccine mandates

Disney and Netflix have paved the way for productions to require cast and crew to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. This week we discuss the practicalities of rolling out a Covid-19 vaccine mandate, including the implications of booster shots being approved in U.S.

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Taking your production overseas

How can a production operate safely while overseas during the Covid-19 pandemic? The best practice risk mitigation measures are not that different to producing shows and films domestically. However...

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